Monday, March 8, 2010

When you're a Jet, you're the swingin'-est thing.

12. Russ Tamblyn
Favorite dance: "Dance at the Gym" from West Side Story

I like him best in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ("I stand by Adam!") but my favorite dance of his is the mambo dance in West Side Story. And I absolutely love the part from 3:51-4:06. If I could be that girl when he slides her across the floor... looks like so much fun!! I actually asked my Swing dance teacher in high school if I could learn to do that and she said it takes a lot of upper body strength on the part of the girl (basically suggesting that it would be impractical for me to attempt). Ah well. One can dream..


  1. Russ Tamblyn is my favorite from West Side Story! Thanks for posting about him!!

  2. Russ Tamblyn is just COOL!

    Spoiler alert!

    When he died in WSS, I was like, "It's over. I'm turning this off"! HAHAH!